Greenland ice sheet is the second largest ice mass on Earth. As climate changes, the ice sheet surface melt is increasing and more and more fresh-water flows to the ocean, contributing to the global sea-level rise.

Glacier velocity is a vital part of monitoring and understanding the glacier system dynamics as well as its contribution to the global sea level. Satellite data is a suitable tool to monitor glacier velocity over large areas. Two methods are commonly used to derive speed of the ice flow from the satellite data: SAR interferometry and feature/speckle tracking (respectively with optical and SAR data) between consecutive acquisitions.

In this webinar, we will consider the second method applied to Sentinel-1 data to derive the glacier velocity of the Peterman Glacier (Greenland) using a RUS working environment. We will guide you to access the RUS Service and to download, process, analyse and visualize the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites.

You can replay this webinar through our RUS Copernicus Training channel available on Youtube (duration: 1 hour).

You can also retrieve the corresponding training support in the Learn by yourself section of the RUS portal.

RUS Webinar – Glacier velocity – 8 Nov. 2018